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Lionel Hollins
Point guard
Born October 19, 1953 (1953-10-19) (age 56)
Arkansas City, Kansas
Nationality USA
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
College Arizona St.
Draft 1st round, 6th overall, 1975
Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 1975–1985
Former teams Portland Trail Blazers (1975–1980)
Philadelphia 76ers (1980–1982)
San Diego Clippers (1982–1983)
Detroit Pistons (1983–1984)
Houston Rockets (1984–1985)
Awards NBA All-Rookie Team (1975)
1-time NBA All-Star (1977)
All-NBA-Defense First Team (1977)
All-NBA-Defense Second Team (1978)

Lionel Eugene Hollins (born October 19, 1953, in Arkansas City, Kansas) is an American former professional basketball player and the current head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association.

During his ten-year NBA career he played for five teams, averaging 11.6 points and 4.5 assists per game.

Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers with the sixth pick of the 1975 NBA Draft out of Arizona State University, Hollins was bestowed All-Rookie first team honors that season, averaging 10.8 points in 78 games for the Blazers.

He was a member of Portland's 1976-77 National Basketball Association championship team, and made his only All-Star game appearance that year. He was a member of the NBA All-Defensive team twice, in 1977 and 1978.

Hollins compiled a record of 18-42 as the interim coach of the Vancouver Grizzlies during the 1999-2000 NBA season.

On April 18th 2007, the Blazers retired his #14 jersey.

On January 25, 2009, Hollins was named the Grizzlies' head coach for the third time in the franchise's short history. Hollins was also the team's coach during the 1999-2000 and 2004-05 seasons (albeit in an interim basis; his current coaching job is on a permanent basis).

Coaching record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
VAN 1999-00 18 42 .300 7th in Midwest Division
MEM 2004-05 0 4 .000 4th in Southwest Division
MEM 2008-09 13 26 .333 5th in Southwest Division
3 seasons 31 72 .301 - - - - -

Source: Lionel Hollins Coaching Record –

Preceded by
Brian Hill
Vancouver Grizzlies Head Coach
Succeeded by
Sidney Lowe
Preceded by
Hubie Brown
Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach
Succeeded by
Mike Fratello
Preceded by
Johnny Davis (interim)
Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach
Succeeded by

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